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Patrick tells us that, “The pilgrim trail Camino I walked has existed for centuries and is growing in popularity from people worldwide.”

Patrick walked 24/7 for 3 weeks without a break, an average 23 miles a day. He started at sunrise to cover as many miles as possible before the Spanish blistering heat kicked in! With temperatures of near 30°C it’s been a tough challenge for Patrick. Such obstacles didn’t slow Patrick down and he teasingly says, “I am from Scotland, we don’t give up easily. I received a lot of mental support from my family,football club and the people I met at the Paralympics!”

His decision to walk the Camino came when he was a Gamesmaker at The London 2012 Paralympic Games: “I thought about it for more than 5 years but seeing our fantastic paralympians in action made me finally set the plan in motion.” It was one of Patrick’s ambitions to fundraise for a disabled children and that’s why he chose Get Kids Going! “I love the fact that Get Kids Going! helps disabled children and young people get into sport.”

Patrick had to carry as little as possible on his trek. “I didn’t even take my mobile because I wanted to isolate myself from normal life when I was on the Camino.” A tablet is all Patrick took to take pictures and to have a means of communication. “I thought of my family and all the disabled youngsters Get Kids Going! support to keep me going. I missed being at home but this was my challenge of a life time and I did it for a great charity.”

Patrick has kindly raised £2,426 from his wonderful efforts for Get Kids Going! we would like to thank everyone who supplied Patrick for all their kind donations.

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